22nd January, 2016 was a great day for the two provinces – South-East and Vizag, as they witnessed two main events on the same day: the Priestly Ordination of three deacons (one of MSFS and two of MF congregations), and the Diaconate Ordination of six of our MSFS confreres of which four belong to our South-East Province, namely, Bro. D. Jaya Kumar, Bro. L. John Peter, Bro. S. Antony and Bro. S. Ashir Johnson. All of them were ordained as priests and deacons respectively by His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Dr. Jaya Rao Polimera, the Bishop of Eluru. In his homily, the Bishop powerfully inspired and encouraged all by preaching on the privileges and the challenges of priestly life and the expectation of the Church from a religious. The event was graced by more than 450 priests and religious and a large number of relatives and other faithful. Fr. S. Deivasakayaraj, the PCIC of Formation of our South-East India Province, was also present at the event. The Eucharistic celebration was followed by a short felicitation of the newly ordained priests and deacons. The event ended with a grand fellowship meal.
Bro. C. Berin